Cricket is the most popular sport all over the world. The Indian Women’s cricket team made its test debut against West Indies in 1976 and its ODI debut at the 1978 World Cup. Earlier, cricket was a men-centric game, and imagining women playing cricket was something unthinkable.
A woman must break men-centric obstructions, social and economic, to speak to the nation. But some women cricket players proved that women could do anything. They showed that women are nowhere behind men and can play cricket equally.
One of the Indian women cricketers is Smriti Mandhana. She holds the top position among the best women international cricketer in India. So here, let’s look at Smriti Mandhana’s personal information, Career information, batting style, and family details.
Smriti Mandhana Biography
Smriti Mandhana is an Indian cricketer who has played for the Indian women’s national cricket team from 2013 to the present. She is a left-handed & opening batter and right-arm off-break bowler. She belongs to a family of cricketers, and her father and brother played district-level cricket for Sangli.
In June 2018, BCCI named her the best women’s international cricketer in cricket history. She is the most beautiful Indian women’s cricket player. In January 2022, the ICC awarded her the ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year-2021.
Smriti Mandhana – Personal Information
Smriti Mandhana was born on July 18th-1996 (age 25) in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Her full name is Smriti Shriniwas Mandhana. When she was two years old, her family shifted from Mumbai to Madhav Nagar, Sangli in Maharashtra. Her father’s name is Shrinivas Mandhana. He was a former district-level cricketer for Sangli.
Now, he is working as a chemical distributor. Her mother’s name is Smita Mandhana. She did her education in Sangli-Maharashtra itself. She did her Bachelors in Commerce from Chintaman Rao College of Commerce in Sangli, Maharashtra. She is an animal lover and also has a pet dog.
She loves cooking and has taken cooking classes when she was in class 5th and 6th. Apart from cooking, she also likes driving. Her height is 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 meters).
Smriti Mandhana – Career Information
Smriti Mandhana is an Indian Woman cricketer who played for India from 2013 to the present. She is an opening batter, and her batting style is left-handed batswoman and right-arm off-break bowler. She initially trained under Anant Tambwekar, a junior state coach; her present coach is Biju George, a former Indian women’s cricket team fielding coach.
Early life cricketing career
Smriti Mandhana belongs to a family of cricketers where her father and elder brother played district-level cricket for Sangli. She was inspired to take up cricket after watching her elder brother Shravan Mandhana play at the Maharashtra state U-16 tournaments. Mandhana’s family is closely involved in her cricketing activities.
Her brother still bowls her in the nets. With the support of her family, her cricketing talent came out. When she was 6, she used to have a lot of discussions about games and batting. She used to play gully cricket with boys. Her brother was a left-handed batsman. Seeing her brother’s play, she too developed that style. At 9, she was selected to play for Maharashtra U-15 teams at the district level. At 11, she was picked up by the Maharashtra Under-19 Cricket team in 2007.
Smriti Mandhana’s big breakthrough in Women’s cricket came in October 2013. In the domestic one-day cricket match or West Zone U-19 tournament, she played for Maharashtra against Gujarat and scored 224 runs in 150 balls at the Alembic Cricket Ground in Vadodara. She became the first Indian woman player to achieve a double-century in a U-19 one-day cricket tournament.
In September 2016, she became the second Indian female cricketer for her batting performance after Harmanpreet Kaur signed a one-year contract with Brisbane Heat in Australia’s Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL). In January 2017, she then joined in Melbourne Renegades of WBBL.
In November 2018, she joined the Hobart Hurricanes squad in WBBL-2018-19 for a two-year contract. After that, in September 2021, she was seen playing for Sydney Thunder’s squad for the WBBL-2021-22 season. She scored a century in the WBBL-2021-22 season, which is the record of the tournament’s high score. In February 2022, she was retained by Southern Brave for the 2022 edition of the Hundred.
Smriti Mandhana has played all three cricket formats for India, Test, WODI, and T20. She made her WODI debut on April 10th-2013 against Bangladesh women’s cricket team in Ahmedabad. She made her test debut on August 13th-2014 against England Women at Wormsley and her T20I debut on April 05th-2013 against Bangladesh Women in Vadodara.
In her first debut test match, she helped her team win the match by scoring 22 runs and 51 runs in her first and second innings, respectively. In 2013, she was included in the Indian women’s cricket ODI and T20I squad against Bangladesh.
In 2016, she played her second WODI match of India’s tour of Australia at Bellerive Oval in Hobart. She scored her maiden international hundred (102 runs off 109 balls), but the match ended in a losing cause for the Indian team. She was the only Indian player named to the ICC Women’s Team of the Year 2016.
In the 2017 Women’s World Cup, she was part of the Indian team to reach the final; but the team Indian lost to England by nine runs. In February 2019, she scored the fastest fifty for India in WT20I of just 24 balls against New Zealand. In the India women’s Tri-Nations series-2017-18, she also scored a half-century in 30 balls against Australia in March 2018.
Also, in August 03rd-2018, she scored her first century in the Women’s Cricket Super League-2018. And also, she became the first Indian female cricketer to score a century in ODIs and test matches against Australia.
In June 2018, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) named her the Best Women’s International Cricketer. In December 2018, the International Cricket Council (ICC) awarded her the Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Award for the best female cricketers of the year.
In May 2019, she won the International Woman Cricketer of the Year award at CEAT International Cricket Awards-2019. She has also been called a national crush for beauty and is the most beautiful Indian women’s cricket player. In January 2022, the ICC awarded her the ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year-2021.
Smriti Mandhana’s overall international career record is 5084 runs from 159 matches. She scored 2788 from 71 ODI matches, 325 runs from 4 test matches, and 1971 runs from 84 T20I matches at a batting average of 42.2, 46.4, and 25.9, respectively.
|Smriti Mandhana’s||Cricket Career Information|
|Playing Role||Opening Batter|
|Batting Style||Left-handed bat|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm Off-break|
|Coach/Mentor||Anant Tambwekar, a junior state coach (Initially)Biju George, a former Indian women cricket team fielding coach. (present)|
|National Side||India (2013-present)|
|ODI Debut||April 10th-2013 vs Bangladesh|
|Last ODI||March 27th-2022 vs South Africa|
|Test Debut||August 13th-2014 vs England|
|Last Test||September 30th-2021 vs Australia|
|T20I Debut||April 05th-2013 vs Bangladesh|
|Last T20I||October 10th-2021 vs Australia|
|Domestic/ State Teams||India Women, Maharashtra WomenBrisbane Heat Women, Sydney Thunder Women,Southern Brave Women, India B Women, Hobart Hurricanes Women,Trailblazers, Western Storm|
|Salary||Approximately Rs. 50 Lakhs annually|
|Awards||ICC Women’s ODI player of the year in 2018Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Award for Women Cricketer of the Year in 2018Arjuna Award in 2019Navvharat Times Awards in 2019Sportwoman of the Year at the Sportstar ACES Awards in 2020Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Award for ICC Women Cricketer of the Year in 2021|
Smriti Mandhana Batting Career summary
Below is the list of Smriti Mandhana’s batting career summary in the Indian women’s cricket team.
|Format||No. of Matches||Innings||Runs||Highest Score||Batting Average||Strike Rate||No. of 100’s||No. of 50’s||No. of 4’s||No. of 6’s|
|Test (2014- present)||4||7||325||127||46.4||52.6||1||2||57||1|
|WODI (2013- present)||71||71||2788||135||42.2||83.9||5||22||337||32|
Smriti Mandhana – Batting style
Smriti Mandhana’s batting style is the left-handed and opening batter. Her bowling style is the right-arm off-break bowler.
Smriti Mandhana – Family Details
|Smriti Mandhana’s||Family Details|
|Father Name||Shrinivas Mandhana|
|Mother Name||Smita Mandhana|
|Siblings||Shravan Mandhana (Elder Brother)|
|Father’s Occupation||Former District-Level Cricketer and then worked as a Chemical Distributor at a textile company|
|Brother’s Occupation||Former District-Level Cricketer and Branch Manager of a Private Bank in Sangli|
Smriti Mandhana – Social media details
Instagram – instagram.com/smriti_mandhana (5m followers)
Twitter – twitter.com/mandhana_smriti (760k followers)
Facebook – facebook.com/mandhanasmriti18 (6.7m followers)
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